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Good news for public libraries

With polling numbers like this, maybe public libraries should run for office! 🙂 “This graphic highlights results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, released December 2013. More than 6,000 Americans ages 16 and older were asked about … Continue reading

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Living history

I love finding perfectly preserved leaves and news clippings pressed between the pages of 125-year-old books, don’t you?

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The Official Mascot of Libraries Everywhere

Source: The Interwebz

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Books endure

“Books break the shackles of time.” —Carl Sagan

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The republic of letters

Image: Weekes Branch Library, Hayward, Calif. “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” ― Andrew Carnegie

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Branching out

The local newspaper reporter called me up earlier this week, wanting to do a story on our seed lending library. Already, I’m thrilled. So we talk for a while about the project, about libraries, about card catalogs and antique dealers, … Continue reading

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Back in the day

“One glance at [a book] and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the … Continue reading

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